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University Museum of Natural History

Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PW, England
44-1865-272950
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Ranked #5 of 99 attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Owner description: Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features collections of zoological, entomological and mineral specimens that have been... more » Owner description: Housed in a Victorian-style building, this University museum features collections of zoological, entomological and mineral specimens that have been collected over the last three centuries. « less
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We popped in as we were passing through oxford, mainly to show my son the dinosaurs. He loved it loads of interesting things about dinosaurs & other animals also had a quick look in the pitt rivers museum (attached to the back of the museum) where we saw shrunken heads mummies & other strange things. definitely worth a visit as... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Visited the museum on Saturday. Both of my children enjoyed the place, and even my younger son was happy there. As my 4 year old son said “trip to the dinosaur museum was cool”. My older son was on school trip in the museum this year, but he still was happy to visit the place. Highly recommended place

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DK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It's a very interesting exhibition about animals.The entrance is free and there are a free guided tour which is very informative. I will have prefered if the animals were alive. It migth also be a good idea for people who are interested in architechture. The building their are very beautiful.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very lovely building. Nice that you could touch the rocks. My son who was 2 had no real interest in anything except for the car in one of the displays and the dark room area with the florescent rocks inside, we stayed for 40 mins in total. Parking was a bit of a nightmare (on street and quite expensive) I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Have visited this place many times over the years, and never been disappointed. That is partly because it is free (though it's always good to put some money in the box) but mostly because it is colourful, interesting and always quite buzzy, but not too busy. Some wonderful displays which don't change much over the years, but don't really need... More

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Kerry, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I originally planned to visit the Natural History Museum in London, however when telling my boys about where we were going to visit I mentioned the Dodo was in Oxford and that decided it for my middle son who wanted to see that, so we went to Oxford instead. It was a wonderful trip, Oxford is beautiful and the park... More

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We took our Grandsons to this museum last Summer holidays and they really enjoyed it very educational. The various museums and attractions in Oxford are very enjoyable Margaret S Abingdon on Thames

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Were so shocked when we walked inside - an amazing sight. Would love to return as we did not have much time to view and explore all aspects of the museum. A good place for adults and children alike

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This museum really does have something for everyone! It even houses another museum! We got there at about midday and ran out of time. The website says it shuts at 5pm but the Pitts River inside shuts at 4.30. We will be going again but get there when it opens so we have enough time. The café was ok, the... More

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Averill Park, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is quite interesting, well put together, and easy to navigate. The collection consists of fossils, stuffed animals, and all things natural. This stands in contrast to the adjacent Pitt River collection. Good for children.

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